Monday 12 July 2021

As East Riding residents recover from the tensions of the Euros final, police are warning of another headache: fraudulent ‘ghost brokers’ selling fake or invalid insurance policies that are leaving local drivers on the wrong side of the law without proper cover. Officials told Beverley FM the scam involves forging insurance documents, falsifying details to bring the price down, or by taking out a genuine policy but cancelling it soon after. They added if a deal seems too good to be true, then it probably is.   Police advise checking on the Financial Conduct Authority or the British Insurance Brokers’ Association website for a list of all authorised insurance brokers. You can also contact the insurance company directly to verify the broker’s details. You can also check to see if a car appears to be insured on the Motor Insurance Database website. If you think that you have been a victim of a ghost broker, you can report your concerns to Action Fraud at or on 0300 123 2040.  

With local Covid infection rates climbing rapidly, the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group has issued a warning to continue to be sensible by washing hands regularly, observing social-distancing and following self-isolating guidelines. They urged everyone who’s eligible to take up a vaccination offer by visiting the online National Booking System or ringing 119 to book both 1st and 2nd appointments. They told Beverley FM that the second dose is vital to getting longer lasting and maximum protection.  

Audiences are building to capacity at Beverley Art Gallery’s Lego® Brick Wonders exhibition which was full over the weekend. Although tickets are free, booking is essential and they’ve already sold out for this coming Saturday, but some midweek slots remain available. Visitors have been thronging to see 40 stunning models of iconic wonders from seven continents created from half a million bricks. It continues for the next 12 weeks and tickets are released regularly online at the moment. More details and ticket booking link here